Did You Feel That Earthquake?


The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 6.5 offshore earthquake 27 miles southwest of Eureka.

The quake happened at 4:27 p.m. Saturday at a depth of 10.2 miles, according to preliminary information on the USGS website.

I certainly felt the quake in west Redding. It felt like the house was buzzing. Others I’ve talked to reported pictures and mirrors rattling on the walls. (And see comments below.)

The region was reporting several aftershocks from magnitude 3.5 to 3.8.

No tsunami was expected, according to National Weather Service.

Since 1980, there have been six earthquakes of magnitude of 6.0 or larger in northwest California, according to the weather service. The last earthquake greater than magnitude 6.0 in that region was in 1995, when a magnitude 6.6 quake hit.

To check out what people are saying on Twitter, click here .

To check out other details of the quake, click here and here .

Here’s a photo showing damage to a used bookstore in Eureka:

Booklegger seems to have worst broken glass on Twitpic

is a journalist who focuses on arts, entertainment, music and the outdoors. He is a songwriter and leader of the Jim Dyar Band. He lives in Redding and can be reached at jimd.anewscafe@gmail.com
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